Great suggestion, Rusty. I am glad the Sanders campaign apologized, the activists should not have been thrown out in the first place.
OTOH, re Phil’s comments about standing up for Palestine inside the Democratic party, I think we all should consider what happens if this issue blows up the Sanders campaign. Instead of anti-war, anti-militarism, anti-racism, anti-income inequality, etc, we’d get Hillary or worse.
There is something to be said for the strategy Bernie has pursued inside the Dem party. He has shown he listens, learns, etc. If he came out now and said anything overtly pro-Palestinian, he’s done for. He can dance around it. He is not calling for any particular solution re I/P now, even though he said he supported the 2 ss in the past. If he had run as an independent, i.e. to make a point or draw attention to various issues (think Lessing) that would be one thing. Though many may disagree, he does have a shot of beating Hillary. And I doubt anyone who would vote for either Hillary or Bernie would go GOP because they are unhappy with who gets the Dem nomination. So I am hoping all my fellow supporters of Palestinian liberation will think about this and have some patience about Bernie and this issue. He is in it for the long hall, and if he wins, we have a much better chance of changing US foreign policy, cutting off Israel until they end the occupation, etc, etc.
OK, you all can yell at me now.